Scholarly Movie Paper



Scholarly Movie Paper

QUESTION
In your introduction, summarize the movie’s context and your point of view about the mental illness demonstrated by the character you have chosen. Name your character in your introduction. You do not have to choose a character with a leading role in the movie.
Describe in depth, your character’s behaviors, signs and, symptoms which indicate mental illness. For each behavior, sign and symptom you notice provide an example of where you saw this in the movie.
What mental illness do you suspect your character has? Provide your understanding of DSM-V criteria for the selected mental health disorder as it applies to the character. You must provide examples from the movie. Use one of your articles to support your suspicion.
Is the Hollywood portrayal of the mental health disorder accurate? Demonstrate why or why not by comparing and contrasting the DSM-V criterion to the Hollywood portrayal of your character. Use one of your articles to support or refute the Hollywood portrayal of your character.
Choose an appropriate nursing diagnosis for your character with a realistic outcome and four applicable interventions including appropriate medications.
In your conclusion, describe how the movie made you feel when considering a client who has mental illness. Did the movie provide you with any additional understanding or ideas on how to care for such clients? Why or why not?
The movie is Split
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ANSWER
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Split features the story of a man with twenty-three different personalities who kidnaps and imprisons three girls in some isolated underground lair. He appears to them each time with a completely different character. The story is interesting, confusing, complex, and weaves around dissociative identity disorder. It displays how an individual with the disorder could have different intelligence quotients for the personalities and thought processes and allots various health issues. It also shows how childhood trauma could impact adults’ decision-making process when faced with similar situations. Kevin’s disorder is an example of a mental disorder that affects about 1.5% of the population, with more men than women diagnosed.
Kevin portrays mental illness through the multiple personalities wearing his face that present themselves. They all act entirely different from the other and refer to their characters with their names. With each character shifts, there is a glaring gap in memory. Each has a distinct voice, character, and dominance. Kevin named his multiple personalities; Barry is the dominant personality and controls the body more often than the others; Patricia is less prevalent than Barry and believes in an entity called the Beast, whose purpose is to rid the world of people that have not suffered in their lives. Dennis tends to harass girls, and it is he who kidnaps Casey, Marcia, and Claire. We do not meet the other personalities.
Kevin has dissociative identity disorder because, according to the DSM-V criteria, he has at least two distinct and separate personalities within his body, experiences memory gaps when he shifts between the personalities, wears different attires that support each personality, changes voice according to the character, has other actions distinct to each personality, and has names for each personality.
Hollywood nailed the predisposing factors for developing the disease. It also portrayed individuals with the disorder as aggressive and violent. In contrast, individuals with dissociative identity disorder are more likely to hurt themselves than others.
The nursing diagnosis for Kevin would be disturbed thought processes and ineffective coping. Interventions would be to promote Kevin’s safety by ensuring they would be safe in my presence, analyze for things that cause anxiety, explore reactions to things that cause stress, encourage coping methods, and enhance his self-esteem.
The movie made me fear encountering individuals with a mental illnesses because of their unstable character and violent behavior. It did not provide me with additional information on how to care for individuals with mental illness because the only response to the behavior was to defend against the next onslaught. However, it prompted me to learn more about mental illness from credible sources.  
References
BELLEZA, M. (2021, February 11). Dissociative disorders. Nurseslabs. https://nurseslabs.com/dissociative-disorders/

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